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artist's statement

I photograph to provoke a reaction from the viewer, a memory, a story, an emotion, or a mood.  I want what I photograph to feel relatable to invite the viewer to enter.  I photograph looking up and down seeking depth and detail in changing perspectives.   I have been exploring the dynamic of black and white photographs capturing textures and patterns and the balancing of positive and negative spaces with the interplay of natural light and shadows.  I want my images to be in the moment, taking a breath. 

 

I am inspired to draw by peoples’ faces and in my creative process, as I seek to capture both the likeness and essence of the person.  I enjoy the texture that graphite creates and the lights and dark that when blended and connect, form the definition of facial features.  Using photographs allows for a deeper exploration of detail. Graphite is my sculpting tool.

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